Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header Field Parameters
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header Field Parameters' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc5987bis-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header Field Parameters' (draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc5987bis-05.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alexey Melnikov, Ben Campbell and Alissa Cooper. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc5987bis/
Technical Summary By default, header field values in Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) messages cannot easily carry characters outside the US-ASCII coded character set. RFC 2231 defines an encoding mechanism for use in parameters inside Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) header field values. This document specifies an encoding suitable for use in HTTP header fields that is compatible with a simplified profile of the encoding defined in RFC 2231. Working Group Summary The intended status is Proposed Standard, unchanged from RFC5987. The Working Group felt that promoting it to full Internet Standard would be inappropriate. This is a bis document that seeks to revise a document the WG published in the past. Because of that, it has received attention and review from a small set of active WG members. However, none of the document changes are controversial. Document Quality There are multiple implementations. See Appendix B of the document. Personnel Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd. The responsible AD is Alexey Melnikov.